I’m sitting here, at my desk, surrounded by papers, booklets, tracking slips, recipe books, and calculators.
Yes…Weight Watchers changed their entire program this week.
So far, I’m thinking this is rather cool. I’ve been doing this for 5 years. It had gotten OLD. I had gotten LAZY. I had gotten BORED. I just wanted the results but didn’t want to put in much effort.
I know the program works though. I lost 97lbs. Then I met HC. Then I got married. Then I went to Walt Disney World. Then I gained back 30lbs. (Not all at Disney…but that started it.)
Then I got pregnant. Following the healthy eating guidelines without actually following the points program, I managed to only gain 3lbs during the first trimester. I’ve heard that if you can gain no more than 5lbs in the first trimester, that you have a much better chance of getting the weight back off. Not sure about that, but I managed to do very well. Overall gaining 30lbs during the course of the pregnancy wasn’t bad.
But I got into bad habits. I liked the mid morning snack, as well as the mid-afternoon snack. And so, I’m yo-yoing as I started back.
But NOW…I feel rather rejuvenated! I feel like I really am starting new, because I have to relearn the whole darn thing. It’s providing me with the impetus to really be strict about it again. And I’ll say the biggest reason is that my fruits are free. I feel like it’s ok to have a banana mid-morning and some peaches mid afternoon. It’s free, so hey why not?
I’m sure that’s the exact mindset that Weight Watchers scientists were going for when they changed the plan. Make the fruits free, and the people who set their alarm clocks to be 15 minutes fast will fall into line.
Yep…present and accounted for!
To go with this whole jazzed feeling, I allowed myself to buy the big member kit. Comes in a pretty blue zipper-closed binder. Oooooh! I love that sort of thing! And a points calculator! OoooooH Gadgets! I love gadgets!
This brings me back to my current state…surrounded by booklets….my lite wheat bread is now 2pts for 2 slices instead of 1pt. Studying…studying…